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Ashley Judd talks about mental health after mother's death

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snowymountainhellToday  09:01 am JST

Such a lifelong ordeal and heartbreaking ending to what many fans imagined was Naomi’s glorious life. Let’s hope the Judd sisters continue to nurture each other and find solace in knowing their mom gave so love much to her fans as well. Rest In Peace, Naomi Judd.

Depression destroys. On Christmas Eve 2016, my old college GF lost her battle with bipolar depression. i saw in the funeral home a home video of her life. Later in her life I could see the hurt and pain in her beautiful brown eyes and like the time when we dated, I was helpless. I wanted so bad to 'enter' that film during the later periods of time and take her away. Take her by the hand and make everything alright for her. But just like in the 90s, I wasn't able to and I knew it. I couldn't ease her pain then and I sure can't now. And even now it makes me cry sometimes.

It's a serious condition that needs more attention than it does get. Suicide is not an answer. It hurts.

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Such a lifelong ordeal and heartbreaking ending to what many fans imagined was Naomi’s glorious life. Let’s hope the Judd sisters continue to nurture each other and find solace in knowing their mom gave so love much to her fans as well. Rest In Peace, Naomi Judd.

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Depression is definitely something that we need to help with as a society and culture, and not stigmatize the people or just tell them they'll be fine later. Encourage them to talk, always, if not to you or other loved ones or friends, then a professional. And THAT, too, needs to be normalized here -- it is not a sign of weakness to reach out when you need help. You end up with people bottling it up and putting on a brave face, then without warning they have killed themselves, or tried. Heck, Japan is no stranger to this; in a matter of six days we had Hiroyuki Watanabe and then Ryuhei Ueshima commit suicide, not to mention all the other celebrities that have also done so this year alone. And yet, we see the contrary to making it more acceptable to discuss suicide or people with suicidal thoughts, and seeking help. Need proof? Not a single article about either celebrity dying that I can find on his site, despite both being immensely popular, and the deaths of both being a shock. Ms. Judd is mentioned, I'm assuming, because it is not domestic and is therefore "safer" to talk about for the few that wish to offer an opinion.

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You end up with people bottling it up and putting on a brave face, then without warning they have killed themselves, or tried. Heck, Japan is no stranger to this; in a matter of six days we had Hiroyuki Watanabe and then Ryuhei Ueshima commit suicide, not to mention all the other celebrities that have also done so this year alone. And yet, we see the contrary to making it more acceptable to discuss suicide or people with suicidal thoughts, and seeking help. Need proof? Not a single article about either celebrity dying that I can find on his site, despite both being immensely popular, and the deaths of both being a shock. Ms. Judd is mentioned, I'm assuming, because it is not domestic and is therefore "safer" to talk about for the few that wish to offer an opinion.

You're probably right on that one. Hiroyuki Watanabe and Ryuhei Ueshima as far as I know are celebrities in Japan only where the Judds have had international fame and so have Soundgarden. And let's not forget Nirvana.

Big difference. The problem here in the US is that there'll be 'pity parties' and such and then some boorish ignorant cretins will blabber and sass off about these people being 'weak' or 'couldn't handle fame' or 'couldn't handle life' or some other arrogant crap. And the ignorance goes on and on.

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She's considerably aged. I didn't recognize her at all.

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"Mother's death" is a strange way to say suicide.

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